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Trains to Milton Keynes

Britain's most famous New Town, Milton Keynes was built in the 1960s in order to provide for London's growing population. But despite its modest modern roots, it has gone on to become one of the most distinctive places in the UK. Today it represents a milestone in urban development, with a well-planned grid system, over 300 roundabouts and a vast array of parks, walks, and cycle paths. It's simply one of the greenest and most leisure-friendly towns in the country.

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Glasgow to Milton Keynes
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Visiting Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes is close to a landmark site in modern British history. It was at nearby Bletchley Park that British scientists cracked codes created by the German Enigma and Lorenz machines - a breakthrough in WW2 that was celebrated in the movie The Imitation Game.

The museum at Bletchley is a must and houses one of the world's first modern digital computers, Colossus. For a family-friendly attraction, head to the Gulliver's Land theme park, which takes its inspiration from the famous tale by Jonathan Swift. Set alongside the Willen Lakeside Park, it offers rides, waterslides and animal encounters.

A little way west of there you'll find Xscape, Europe's largest indoor snow slope, offering thrills for skiers and boarders alike. There's also a large skateboarding arena - known as the Buszy - just outside Milton Keynes station. Culture comes in the shape of Milton Keynes Theatre, the region's leading live entertainment venue. It has a 1,400 seat auditorium, and welcomes West End touring productions, as well as staging its own dance, drama, music and comedy productions.

And of course, there's great shopping in Milton Keynes too. The Centre MK has every high street name you could wish for, including branches of John Lewis and House of Fraser, alongside restaurants and cafes and a covered outdoor market.

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